All information you need to know about New Year’s Day in United States and When is New Year’s Day 2022, 2023, 2024 and further years.
When is New Year’s Day?
New Year’s Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on January 1st.
When is New Year’s Day 2022
New Year’s Day 2022 takes place on Saturday, January 1, 2022
When is New Year’s Day 2023
New Year’s Day 2023 takes place on Sunday, January 1, 2023
When is New Year’s Day 2024
New Year’s Day 2024 takes place on Tuesday,January 1, 2024
When is New Year’s Day 2025
New Year’s Day 2025 takes place on Wednesday, January 1, 2025
New Year’s Day 2021 took place on Friday January 1, 2021
Federal Holidays in United States
|New Year’s Day||observed on January 1st||January Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Martin Luther King Day||observed annually on third Monday in January.||January Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Presidents Day||observed annually on Third Monday in February||February Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Memorial Day||observed annually on June 19||May Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Juneteenth||observed annually on June 19||June Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Independence Day||observed annually on July 4th||July Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Labor Day||annually on the first Monday in September.||September Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Columbus Day||on the second Monday of October||October Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Veterans Day||annually on November 11||November Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Thanksgiving||celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November.||November Holidays, Federal Holidays|
|Christmas Day||observed on December 25||December Holidays, Federal Holidays|
New Year Celebrations Around the World
New Year’s Eve
In many places people stay up late to see the old year out and the new year in. Almost everywhere in the world church bells ring, horns toot, whistles blow, sirens shriek. London’s Trafalgar Square and New York City’s Times Square swarm with crowds of happy, noisy people. The hullabaloo expresses people’s high spirits at holiday time.
Chinese Lunar New Year
Many Chinese children dress in new clothes to celebrate the Lunar New Year. People carry lanterns and join in a huge parade led by a silk dragon, the Chinese symbol of strength. According to legend, the dragon hibernates most of the year, so people throw firecrackers to keep the dragon awake.
In the Chinese lunar calendar each of the 12 years is named after an animal. According to legend, Lord Buddha asked all the animals to come to him before he left the earth. Only 12 animals came to wish him farewell, and as a reward Buddha named a year after each one.
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur
In September or October, Jews believe that God opens the Book of Life for 10 days, starting with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and ending with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). During these days, the holiest in the Jewish year, Jews try to atone for any wrongdoing and to forgive others. A ram’s horn trumpet, known as the shofar, is blown before and during Rosh Hashanah and at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.
In Thailand, a special three-day water festival on April 13–15 marks Songkran, the Buddhists’ celebration of the new year. Parades feature huge statues of Buddha that spray water on passersby. In small villages, young people throw water at each other for fun. People also release fish into rivers as an act of kindness.
At Songkran, people tie strings around each other’s wrists to show their respect. A person can have as many as 25 or 30 strings on one wrist, each from a different person. The strings are supposed to be left on until they fall off naturally.